Sunday, 1 May 2016

BOS Balscote Quarry :: 30 April 2016

Got up to try out a site a bit out of my normal range; Summer Leys, Curlew Sandpiperadvertised as an old gravel pit transformed into a haven for breeding and wading birds (@987jonty posted from there recently).

However at 7.25am I got a message from @grimsbury_birds as I tucked into my breakfast - the curlew sandpiper was at Balscote Quarry again. A quick shower and dashed to see it before it moved off-site again. Thankfully joined a growing number to see this, a pair of little ringed plovers and a dunlin. Also enjoyed lesser whitethroat, whitethroat and a lesser redpoll, the latter visiting the niger feeder.

Species noted (22): curlew sandpiper, dunlin, little ringed plover, mallard, pied wagtail, canada goose, carrion crow, rook, blackbird, chaffinch, linnet, cormorant, lesser whitethroat, yellowhammer, greenfinch, lesser redpoll, buzzard, blue tit, robin, magpie, great tit and whitethroat.

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